Today Joel Osteen 12 August 2021 Devotional – Don’t Change Your Name
JOEL OSTEEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL 12TH AUGUST 2021
TOPIC: DON’T CHANGE YOUR NAME
Today’s Scripture: Ruth 1:20–21, NIV
“Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. I went away full, but the LORD has brought me back empty.”
Today Joel Osteen 12 August 2021 Devotional Message
After Naomi first lost her husband in death and then her two married sons, she was so discouraged that she tried to change her name from Naomi, which means “my joy,” to Mara, which means “bitter.” She was telling people, “I’m bitter. I’m broken. My dreams are shattered. Just let me live in my pain.” Sure, she had suffered through deep losses, but that didn’t mean God was finished with her. God ultimately turned her circumstances around, and she went on to see her best days.
Have you changed your name, so to speak, to Mara? Are you living bitter and negative, thinking and rethinking about everything that didn’t work out? What you’ve gone through may have been difficult and painful, but God knows how to bring good out of it. Do yourself a favor and go back to being who God created you to be. God didn’t change your name. He still calls you blessed, prosperous, favored, healthy, strong, and victorious. Go back to your original name.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for promising me grace for every season, and You won’t allow me to go through more than what I can handle. Thank You that You will bring good out of the unfair things that I’ve gone through. I will not change my name from what You call me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Joel Osteen 12 August 2021 Daily Devotional Message. Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen has been called the “most popular preacher on the planet” and is often listed as one of the most influential religious leaders in the world.